Location Managers Guild International

Spring 2018

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is the largest organization of Location Managers and Location Scouts in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. Their membership plays a vital role in the creativ

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Shanghai, China Legion Colosseum in Rome, Italy our basic skill set, once developed, can travel very well. PM: Do you have any advice for any young scouts just starting out and why? EC: One of the best pieces of advice I got came early on in my career. I was advised to work with and learn from as many location managers as possible. Every location professional has their own style of working and each production has different needs. My early goal was to never turn down work. I welcomed every opportunity to work with someone new; even if it was a production that didn't pay well. I wanted my skill set to be as well-rounded as possible. PM: What are your tools of the trade? What tech gadget or tool can't you live without? EC: Currently, my main camera is the Sony A6000, however, on rainy days, I'll use an Olympus TG-4. I like using a camera that shoots good panoramas and stills. Some productions just want to see stills; others want to see lots of panoramas or a mix of both. I also think Google Earth has become a big part of our department, and because we're in BC, a good-quality waterproof camera is very handy in our wet climate. PM: What made you decide to join the LMGI? EC: I decided to join the LMGI last year because of what it has the potential to evolve into—in its global aspect, it is the future of our craft. So for me, it was about what it can eventually be that made me want to support it. I see it as a strong network where professionals from all over the world can reach out and help each other develop best practices. In the past year, more and more people here in BC have joined, which is a positive sign. The LMGI Awards and LMGI Compass have also become cornerstones in our industry, promoting what we do. 54 • LMGI COMPASS | Spring 2018

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